Lyndsie Bourgon (mostly) writes about the environment and its entanglement with history, culture, and identity. Her features have been published in The Atlantic, Smithsonian, the Guardian, the Oxford American, Aeon, The Walrus, Hazlitt, and elsewhere. In 2018, she traveled to Peru with National Geographic to document indigenous experiences of timber theft.
Lyndsie’s first book, Tree Thieves, was published in June 2022. It uses timber poaching to explore questions of inequality, conservation history, and how the natural world defines who we are.
Lyndsie’s oral history research focuses on the social and cultural experiences of natural resource extraction, agriculture, and land management. Her most recent projects cover land use along the Trans Mountain pipeline corridor, and the final days of British-Antarctic whaling.
In 2017 Lyndsie completed her MLitt Environmental History at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. She earned her Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) from the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia.